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Peso pluma Division


"The Leech"

Damon Jackson

Peso pluma Division

22-6-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Damon Jackson

athlete record


Learn more about Damon Jackson's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Durant, Estados Unidos
Trains at
Fortis MMA
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Aug. 30, 2014
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2012
  • Nine first round finishes
  • 15 wins by submission (Guillotine, 4 arm triangle, 9 RNC, armbar), four by KO
  • 8-2 with seven finishes between UFC appearances
  • Has won 11 of his last 15 and four of his last six
  • Last pre-UFC win was first round submission (1:32) over UFC / WEC vet Leonard Garcia

UFC on ESPN (8/5/23) Jackson lost a three round unanimous decision to Billy Quarantillo 

UFC Fight Night (1/14/23) Jackson was knocked out by Dan Ige at 4:13 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (9/17/22) Jackson stopped Pat Sabatini via strikes at 1:09 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (6/4/22) Jackson won a three round unanimous decision over Daniel Argueta

UFC Fight Night (3/12/22) Jackson submitted Kamuela Kirk via arm triangle choke at 4:42 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (10/9/21) Jackson won a three-round unanimous decision over Charles Rosa

UFC on ESPN (12/5/20) Jackson was knocked out by Ilia Topuria at 2:38 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (9/19/20) Jackson submitted Mirsad Bektic via guillotine choke at 1:21 of the third round

UFC on FOX (1/30/16) Jackson fought to a three round draw with Levan Makashvili

UFC Fight Night (5/20/15) Jackson’s loss to Rony Jason was changed to a no contest when Jason failed his post-fight drug test.

UFC 177 (8/30/14) Jackson was submitted by Yancy Medeiros via inverted guillotine choke at 1:54 of the second round

TRAINING: Killing my cardio and keeping fresh guys in the gym. I only had the fight for a few weeks and have really just focused on improving myself and my own game plan. I have put the time in the past to train a specific game plan for an opponent and it seems to go in the opposite way. I feel it's better to keep improving and focus on what I'm going to do in there and not think too much.

When and why did you start training for fighting? The Ultimate Fighter Season 1. Growing up, I was not allowed to watch the fights so I didn't focus on fighting at all; I just wrestled. I saw TUF season 1 and was addicted and slowly started training.

What ranks and titles have you held? NAIA All American. Legacy Fighting featherweight champ

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It what it's all about. It’s why I started training to fight. It means the work I've put in is paying off, but it's not good enough to just make it - I want the title. That's when I'll be happy.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Missouri Valley College - Exercise Science